This week brought new inventory of all Quince & Co. yarns carried in store! From cold-weather favourites like Osprey, Lark, and Owl to warm weather linens, Sparrow and Kestrel, we’re all stocked up.
“Three-ply Chickadee is a well-rounded, bouncy, and elastic sport weight. Although smooth, tidy, and refined in the skein, it makes a fabric with even stitches, drape, softness, and a hint of halo to smooth things out. Use this yarn when you want etched textures, clean-cut cables, and crisp colorwork patterns. Try it in breezy cardigans when you want fluid drape or in cozy accessories that are comfortable next to your skin. Chickadee knits up on size US 3 to 7 needles [3.25 to 4.5mm], depending on what you’re looking for. It’s the perfect all around, sport weight yarn.”
100% American Wool
181 yds [166 m] / 50g
6.5 sts /inch on size US 3 needles
6 sts / inch on size US 5 needles
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“In little Tern, we’ve blended wool and silk for a smooth, defined fingering yarn. We love how the silk fibers lend drape and a slight sheen to knitted fabric. And we especially appreciate the faded colorways which result from the different ways that silk and wool absorb dye. Use Tern in socks; its silk component has great tensile strength and the wool therein contributes elasticity and warmth. Use the yarn in open, swingy cardigans; you won’t believe the drape. Use it for mitts and hats and anything you want next to the skin. Tern is great year round; it’s warm and pretty in winter, but light and flowing worked into a summer card.”
75% American Wool, 25% Silk
221 yd [202 m] / 50g
9 sts /inch on size US 1 needles
7 sts / inch on size US 3 needles
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“Lark is the perfect, classic worsted weight yarn. Its four plump plies are twisted just enough to ensure durability, without any loss of loft and drape. The yarn is round, soft, and well-balanced for smooth, even stitches. Lark’s traditional plied structure shows off texture stitches and cables brilliantly. And it’s great for well-defined colorwork patterns, too. Its subtle halo invites caresses. Beware. Lark is versatile: Knit it on size US 6 [4mm] needles for a windproof mitten and on size US 8’s [5mm], or even 9’s [5.5mm], for a drapey, open cardigan.”
100% American Wool
134 yds [123 m] / 50g
5 sts /inch on size US 6 needles
4.5 sts / inch on size US 8 needles
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“Osprey is an Aran weight yarn made from three plies of superfine American merino. The plies are gently twisted together for a cushy yarn with good bounce. Osprey reigns in stockinette and garter; its relaxed plies round and fill out the stitches. And it’s beautiful in texture and color patterns, making them bold and eye-catching. Osprey knits up handily on size US 10 and 10 ½ [6 and 6.5mm] needles into garments wooly and soft. It’s perfect in pullovers and cozy cardigans, hats and mitts and anything you’d like to wear close to the skin.”
170 yds [155 m] / 100g
4 sts /inch on size US 9 needles
3.5 sts / inch on size US 11 needles
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“Owl is a pliant two-ply, woolen spun light worsted weight yarn – a blend of American wool and alpaca. Why woolen spun? Because alpaca is a hollow fiber and the best way to preserve its loft and buoyancy is to keep a lot of air in its structure. Squishy and plump, Owl knits up between 4 ½ to 5 stitches per inch, the perfect weight for just about everything. Because it blooms after washing, you can work Owl on US 8 and 9 needles [5 and 5.5mm]. The round plies bloom to fill in your stitches and create a relaxed and drapey fabric with lots of pretty halo.”
50% Wool, 50% Alpaca
120 yds [110 m] / 50g
5 sts / inch on size US 6 [4 mm] needles
4.5 sts / inch on size US 7 [4.5 mm] needles
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“Sparrow is a plain little yarn, beautiful in its simplicity. Its clean, smooth hand is crisp as you knit it. But after washing and wearing it becomes handkerchief-soft and drapey. It’s spun in Italy from organic linen grown in Belgium. Knit Sparrow on a variety of needle sizes— from size US 2 to size 6 [2.75 to 4mm] —depending on the drape and feel you want in your project. The yarn is a natural in lace patterns, carving out the yarn overs, but it’s fluid, too, in simple stockinette. It’s great in tanks, shawls, and breezy cardigans, and lovely as can be in bags, wash cloths, and other home accessories.”
100% Organic Linen
168 yds [155 m] / 50g
6 sts /inch on size US 3 [3.25 mm] needles
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“Kestrel is spun from the same superlative organic linen fiber as Sparrow, but its structure and appearance couldn’t be more different. Kestrel is a ribbon yarn, a small knitted tube. It knits up super quick on US 10 [6mm] needles. We love it in plain stockinette stitch and simple silhouettes—the better to show off its texture and drape. When you want quick summer knitting in the lovely linen, use Kestrel.”
100% Organic Linen
76 yds [70 m] / 50g
4 sts / inch on size US 8 [5 mm] needles
3.5 sts / inch on size US 10.5 [6.5 mm] needles
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